from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the hollow part of the leg behind the knee joint.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of the area behind the knee.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the ham; in the region of the ham, or behind the knee joint.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the ham, or back of the knee.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to the area behind the knee joint
Absence of the artery altogether, as in Manec's case, where the popliteal was a continuation of an immensely enlarged sciatic.
A Baker's cyst, also called a popliteal cyst, is usually the result of a problem with your knee joint, such as arthritis or a cartilage tear.
He was hit in the back of the knee by a bullet that clipped his popliteal artery and his boot began to fill with his blood.
The anatomical description of its location is the midpoint of the transverse crease of the popliteal fossa, between the tendons of biceps femoris and semitendinosis.
I was dissecting the popliteal space the other day, and she asked me if it was Scarpa's triangle!
With the body part that gets about as much sexual attention as the popliteal fossa:* your nose.
• If your knees feel discomfort, use a rolled-up towel, pillow, or blanket as a cushion behind the knee joint in the popliteal area, if you know where that is.
Dislocated knee, tore everything, ruptured my popliteal artery and almost lost my leg.
Yesterday, he had surgery on both knees, something we learned only after the procedures were complete: Earlier, Stephen E. Schmidt, Mr. Cheney's chief spokesman, said doctors would operate only on the popliteal artery in the vice president's right knee.
- Precautions: take care not to incise too deeply if the abscess overlies major blood vessels (the carotid, axillary, humeral, femoral and popliteal regions).
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